Premiere: friendships' document half of the duo's almost-death in the video for 'The Roof'
The Melbourne twosome are releasing their debut album later this month.
Melbourne-based experimental electronic duo friendships are on the verge of releasing their debut album, Nullarbor 1988-1989, out September 30 via Dot Dash/Remote Control, and to get you there we're stoked to premiere the incredible new video for latest single, the roof. The track draws upon half of the group, Misha Grace's fall of a New York City rooftop at CMJ last year. Together with Nick Brown, The Roof, came out of the experience: "
The duo, Nick Brown & Misha Grace are releasing their debut album 'Nullarbor 1988–1989' on Sep 30 via Dot Dash / Remote Control in Australia. "This piece of work embodies everything that is wholly friendships. Inspired directly from our personal relationship with each other and our experiences. The track was written as the soundtrack to watching Mish fall off a roof and to what I thought was her death. It's driven by emotion in the highest degree. The monologue is written through the perspective of Mish. This is her spitting in the face of the roof (and the world) and saying 'Fuck that, I'm stronger than this and I have much more to give'. I wanted the track to feel like empowerment and strength. I want the concept of the roof to be used as a metaphor for anyone feeling the weight of the world is too much. We are powerful."
Powerful is perhaps an understatement, and the already engrossing 7+ minute track takes on a whole nother form with the dark, brooding visuals paired up first with a spoken word monologue, and constantly building into a cacophony of intense audio and visuals. Take it all in below, and make sure you catch them live at BIGSOUND this week, dates below:
Tue 6 Sep: 9:15-9:45pm @ Bloodhound Bar Paradise (Good Manners Showcase)
Tue 6 Sep/Wed morning: 12:30-1am @ The Elephant (Remote Control Records Showcase)
Fri 9 Sep/Sat mornin: 12:20-1:20am @ Woolly Mammoth (Mellum PR Launch)